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Is it a feasible idea?

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    Yes
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    Don't Bother

Anyone here OWN a search engine or directory?

  • tldiekmann
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I was just wondering if anyone on here has their own search engine or directory.

A friend was asking me about setting up a professional-style search engine. His idea is that he would be able to advertise his own software on the home page of the site, and within some of the search results, and he would make his money back in no time.

How would we go about it, and how much do you think the hosting charges would be? I'm scared of the bandwidth issue. :shock:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi there, I reckon you have to ask HOW GOOD your friend's search engine is, before anything else.

If it is reallyreally good, it will be popular and you wont have to worry about bandwidth. money for the bandwidth too :-)
  • webspace
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I decided to edit this
My directory is at http://www.buckroberts.com
I accept paid submissions and reciprocal links. It' really easy to get peoplr to link back to a directory. I make a small amount of revenue from sponsored advertisements. But I have only had one person pay a review fee to list his/her website. I would say I deffinately haven't lost money.
  • darksat
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have a directory
http://www.thedirectory.8k.com

its getting ok traffic as well.
  • john5269
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have 4 web directorys.

One is a general web directory that also includes other things like games, free article content, free screensavers, etc. Hopefully this site will become quite a big web portal in years to come

The other ones are:

An affiliate programs directory, a web hosting directory and a freebies directory.
  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hello, john5269
it would be great if you don't pull up old threads.
let them die!
I spent the last 5-10 mins reading some old threads which contained self-promoting materials (spams) as well.

isnt it a waste of time? :-)
  • Jess
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Post 3+ Months Ago

madmonk wrote:
hello, john5269
it would be great if you don't pull up old threads.
let them die!
I spent the last 5-10 mins reading some old threads which contained self-promoting materials (spams) as well.

isnt it a waste of time? :-)


Actually I agree - I was just being polite and not saying it. :)
  • john5269
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't think this thread is all that old. It is only about a month old.

I always have replied to threads that are inbetween now to a month old. I don't normally reply to any thread after unless I don't realise I'm doing it for some reason.

That's the problem with me sometimes. I get a bit carried away with replying to threads.
  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Quote:

Actually I agree - I was just being polite and not saying it.


8) I have to be the bad guy..

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I always have replied to threads that are inbetween now to a month old. I don't normally reply to any thread after unless I don't realise I'm doing it for some reason.

That's the problem with me sometimes. I get a bit carried away with replying to threads.



heh. there r tons of threads in here. lol. bet you will find something interesting at website reviews section as well. anyways, hope you have fun here! :P
  • john5269
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah,

I have been to the Website reviews section a few times to comment on other peoples sites.
  • bb99
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Post 3+ Months Ago

darksat wrote:
I have a directory
http://www.thedirectory.8k.com

its getting ok traffic as well.


Hi darksat, i have submit to your directory, but your directory have not update my site :(
  • engress
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have 2 directories that I just launched in the last 2 weeks. I've already made a little from them with free advertising. I will wait until they grow a little before I offer paid advertising.
  • discountdomains
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I run a few

http://www.findhound.com and http://www.directorygeneral.com to name a couple.

Clare
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I run at least 5 directories, some general, some niche.

I also have run a simple search engine, takes a hell of a lot of space!
  • PHP_Guru
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Its Almost Pointless To Run A Seartch Engine.

For One, You Need Alot Of Advertising Just To Get Your Name Out.
For Two, This Is My 100th Post. :-)
  • mighty b
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Post 3+ Months Ago

i just started this directory... My plan is soo good i wont even tell you people :lol: i think i found a little niche
  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

good on you!
  • PortProphecy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I own an all-in-one search page. The address is in my sig. :mrgreen: My site also includes a directory of my own. It can be accessed through the home page URL or through http://dir.portprophecy.com .
  • Jess
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Post 3+ Months Ago

mighty b wrote:
i just started this directory... My plan is soo good i wont even tell you people :lol: i think i found a little niche



Thats gona do real well. A directory nobody knows about ;)
  • Nikolas
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Running a web directory is better than a SE. That's because a directory will have a lot of crawlable pages which will give you search engine traffic, and in the other hand a search engine is very difficult to get traffic as people prefers the big ones(Google, MSN, etc).
I run a directory and a search engine, the results is that the directory recieves 100000 hits per month, the SE gets only 150!
  • sebastianx
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I agree about running a search engine. Why bother? Actually I think there are far too many serach engines and directories.

~S

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